The first night on the heels of my travel was tiring but exhilarating (and did I mention, cold?). After the initial burst of aurora, the cloud deck assured me of some sleep as there was nothing else to do.
The skies of March still feature the brilliant stars of winter but also reveal the coming of spring with new stars slowly displacing them in the east. Join us for Gateway to the Stars this Saturday, March 2.
February is the month to get the most from the famous constellation of Orion the Hunter. The familiar grouping is climbing high into the south early in the evening, making it the best guidepost to the Winter night skies.
On December 17, Ebb and Flow, the two spacecraft of NASA’s GRAIL (Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory) mission impacted the Moon at a speed of 3,760 miles per hour. This ended a nine month mission to study the Moon’s gravitational…